Free Online Course on Internet of Things for Active Aging

The Taipei Medical University is offering free online course on Internet of Things for Active Aging. There are no special requirements for this course but an interest in healthcare, technology or Taiwan would be useful.

In this four week course, applicants will learn about how the Internet of Things can help people aging well with this free online course. This course will start on October 23, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Internet of Things for Active Aging
Institution: Taipei Medical University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 23, 2017

Providers’ Details

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

About This Course

The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors – devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare in the near future. But when will they become truly useful and usable for those with the most at stake: older adults with multiple medical problems? This is just one of the questions we will tackle on this course.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe difficulties while aging
  • Explore the technologies that could promote healthy aging
  • Improve understanding of new technologies related to personal health


There are no special requirements for this course but an interest in healthcare, technology or Taiwan would be useful.


Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Dr.Shabbir Syed-Abdul,is an assistant professor of Health informatics at Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

Luis Fernandez-Luque PhD

Luis Fernandez-Luque has been involved in eHealth and Medical Informatics research for over 10 years. He has many publications and is chairman of the IMIA Social Media WG.

Kai-Wei Ke

Hi. I am Kevin Ke and currently a professor of NTUT, Taiwan, RoC. I am interested in networking tech. , WSN/IoT routing, SDN/NFV, and RFID. You are welcome to contact me and share research experience.

E-Patient Dave deBronkart

Dave deBronkart, better known as “e-Patient Dave,” is the world’s best-known advocate for patient engagement. International keynote speaker about patient-clinician partnership.

How To Join This Course

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